The Canadian spatter David Saint-Jacques may also enter the International Speech Station, but has his first knowledge of space phones already; Provides a key data point for scientists in the attempts to understand how the brain creates a sense of direction and movement.
At about 5 a.m. on Thursday, Dr. Saint Jacques attempts to set up a new set of discussion tests designed by Laurence Harris, professor of Laboratory Performance Human at York University in Toronto.
After tethering himself inside the station's Columbus science model, Dr. Saint Jacques launched a pair of glasses and moved himself into a realistic environment designed to prove how the brain is to determine what way; and how long are the objectives at a distance. On Earth, the visual puppies the test is delivered together with signals from the inner ear, also known as the vestibular system, Note to the brain when the body accelerates or aggregates; bend in the deep barracks.
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In the space station's neoni-gravity environment, the vestibular system is efficiently off-line, allowing scientists to focus on how the visual system can guide the brain or damaged. The work means to & # 39; Investigate, in a coherent manner, some of the effects the previous birds have the potential to experience in room, and including a sense of emerging distances as to how they appear on Earth.
Dr. Saint Jacques and his team team U.S. Anna McClain examined, less than three days after they came to the station.
"We wanted to get out early before being used frequently to be in a place," said Dr Harris, who was involved with Dr. Saint Jacques during the test through the Space Space Group's confidence center in Montreal.
At the end, Dr Harris and his team are aiming at seven challenges to go to; Participating in the study too, during and after the time in space. As well as helping astronauts to change their ideas while & And they are on the station, the results can give light to how they can help them better on the Earth with vestibular problems due to serious adverse effects of unnecessary disease.
Dr Harris said he was happy with Dr. Saint Jacques's likelihood to rule with the examination's demands.
"All he did was, indeed, very good … I'm sure it's better than I would have done after a few days later earlier. "